Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    9 November - 30 November
  2. Week 8

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. [Cancelled] Year 10 Work Experience

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. SMGS Amazing Race (Year 7-11)

    24 November @ 8:45 am - 1:05 pm AEDT
  5. Band Camp

    25 November @ 8:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Middle School Information Webinar – Wednesday, 27 October

    Join us for our Middle School Information evening!   The commencement of Middle School marks a notable transition in any student’s life.   The Middle School Virtual Information evening is designed to provide a space in which both students and parents can ask questions and learn more about the Middle School at SMGS.   The […]
  • Scholarships & Bursaries Commencing in 2023 are now open!

    Scholarships and Bursaries for 2023 Enrolment are now Open! Scholarships Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Middle and Senior School each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships are typically offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until completion […]
  • Let’s Explore – Kindergarten Transition Program – Registrations Open!

    Is your child starting Kindergarten next year? An Exciting Journey Awaits!   Help your child (and you) to prepare with Let’s Explore! Snowy Mountains Grammar Schools Award Winning Kindergarten readiness program.   Starting Saturday 6th of November – Lets explore offers 3 fun sessions, giving your child the opportunity to explore all areas of school […]
  • Kindergarten 2022 Parent Information Webinar – Wednesday 13 October – Registrations Now Open!

    Starting or considering Kindergarten in 2022? Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten 2022! Kindergarten marks the start of an exciting learning journey for many families. We know our youngest learners flourish in an environment where they are authentically known, that nurtures and inspires their creative and curious minds. With more clarity around what Term 4 […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

SMGS Launches Kindergarten Readiness Video Series

By | October 10th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

One of the biggest questions many parents have prior to Kindergarten enrolment or in the lead-up to the first day of school is, “Is my child ready for school?” In our new Kindergarten Readiness Video [...]

Up up and away, it’s the 100th Day!

By | July 26th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Uncategorised|

Up, up and away, it's the 100th day! On Monday, 26 July, our youngest learners reached a significant milestone in their educational journey – their first 100 days of school! Students participated in the [...]

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories

By | May 14th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Senior School, Staff|

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories Photos: Banner - 2020 Junior School Teaching Team (L-R Heidi Shvetsoff, Brooke Kennedy, Julia Cane, Rosheen Nikora, Christine [...]